As we wind down 2014 and start making plans for 2015 (including a few new year’s resolutions), it’s important to look back on the year that was. TranBC, the BC Transportation ministry online, continues to grow in reach, and in relationships, thanks to you. We hope you have found us useful as a public service engagement platform as we work to provide information you’re looking for and answering the questions you have, while keeping you up to date on what the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is doing and why we’re doing it.
To wrap up the year, we wanted to share the top pieces of content from each of our social platforms that you found valuable or interesting. (and really we can never get enough of the Double Avalanche video).
From us at TranBC, thank you for your feedback, your engagement and your interest. We look forward to talking again in 2015. Happy New Year!
This rock almost took on “Looney Tune” proportions. In February of 2014, crews worked to clear a massive rock fall on Highway 3A, between Castlegar and Creston. A BIG rock fall.
A lot of people must have been interested in getting into the trucking industry in 2014; our blog around how to get you started was by far your favourite and most viewed TranBC blog of ours.
By far, one of the most popular projects underway is the Evergreen Line Rapid Transit project. Any time we post on Facebook, Instagram or other platforms with updates, they’re always well engaged. So it was no surprise to learn that the most popular Flickr photo was from the Evergreen Line album. This is an overview map of the project’s alignment.
Weather and the Coquihalla. With its high elevation, “The Coq” is frequently impacted by winter driving conditions. But our maintenance crews are out there, putting your safety first and tackling that snow and ice to keep the highway open. One of the best things you can do to make sure you “know before you go” is check out our most popular service: the BC Highway Webcams. And look, the most popular tweet was a shot of some early winter weather from the Coquihalla Summit.
— BC Transportation (@TranBC) November 24, 2014
One of the social platforms we’re working on to be interesting and valuable to you is Instagram, and we’re really seeing some progress. Especially around sharing your amazing photos of BC highway road trips or of your own community. We just had to share this great shot from Jay (jlink04) of the Lions Gate Bridge. The man has some serious photography talent and we’re thrilled our followers loved it too.
The trucking industry is a big part of our economy and certainly a cornerstone of BC transportation, so one of our many focuses is sharing information about what truckers do, why they do it and the importance moving those goods across our province. This led to one of our most popular pins of 2014, a reminder from the Progressive Truck Driving School that we shared for National Trucking Week.
Double Avalanche, all the way. There’s just something about watching a controlled avalanche, and this one from February of 2014 was pretty impressive. Check out our avalanche team in action at the Morrissey Pass on Highway 3, about 15 kilometers south of Fernie. Let us know if you want to know more about our avalanche program.